ROANOKE, Va. — Clarice L. (Beougher) Neil, 96, of Roanoke, Virginia, formerly of Parsons, died at 12:36 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019, at the Jeanne’s Elderly Care facility in Roanoke, Virginia, where she had lived since 2004.
Clarice L. (Beougher) Neil was born Nov. 26, 1923, in Grinnell, one of six children born to Bennie C. and Virgie (Simpson) Beougher.
She attended school in Grinnell and graduated from high school in 1941. She attended Chillicothe Business College in Kansas City, Missouri, graduating in 1943. Clarice was a member of the Kimerie Federated Club and served as its president and treasurer. She also belonged to the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.
Clarice worked in Kansas City several years before accepting employment with the Katy Railroad in Parsons.
She was a member of the former Washington Avenue United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school in the children’s department, was a member of the Wesleyan Service Guild and sang in the Chancel Choir. Later, she was active in the merged and renamed Wesley United Methodist Church, where she belonged to the Searcher’s Sunday School Class, the United Methodist Women and participated in the Disciple Bible Study classes. She considered it a great privilege to serve the church during her life.
On March 22, 1953, Clarice married Homer F. Neil. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in March 2003.
Clarice delivered meals for the Meals on Wheels program for over 25 years. She was an active volunteer for the American Cancer Society’s Reach to Recovery Program.
She enjoyed fishing with her husband, camping and traveling with her family and attending high school musicals and sporting events.
Survivors include her son, David Lee Neil and his wife, Anita, and grandsons, Jacob Ryan Neil and Kasey Edward Neil of Roanoke, Virginia; a daughter, Kit Eileen, and granddaughter, Vienne Clare of Washington, Massachusetts; and a daughter, Denise Kay Neil of Ventura, California.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Fredrick Neil, on June 10, 2013; and their son, Mark Edward Neil, on July 1, 1974.
Cremation has taken place and a short service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Memorial Lawn Cemetery Patio in Parsons with the Rev. Tim Bever officiating.
Memorials are suggested to the Wesley United Methodist Church, the American Cancer Society, Meals on Wheels or the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (alzfdn.org). These maybe left at or mailed to the Carson-Wall Funeral Home, P.O. Box 942, Parsons, KS, 67357.
Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.